The St. David’s Cathedral Festival has been responsible for bringing classical music to the heart of West Wales for over 35 years. For ten days annually in May and June the Cathedral is host to a feast of classical and contemporary music concerts under the artistic direction of Oliver Waterer, the Organist and Master of the Choristers.
There is a contact form on their website and also ticket booking provision.
St Davids Cathedral Festival 2017
The 39th St Davids Cathedral Festival features a diverse programme of music in the beautiful setting of the Cathedral; at Ty’r Pererin (the Cathedral’s Education Centre); St Aidan’s Church, Solva and Y Tabernacl in St Davids.
The St Davids Cathedral Festival launches on Friday 26th May at 6.00pm with the Children’s Festival Chorus, youngsters from local schools and led this year by Val Whitlock in a rousing performance of ‘The Journey’ accompanied by The Little City Swells.
Other headline acts include BBC NOW with Chloe Hanslip violin; former Royal Harpist, Claire Jones; award winning choir Tenebrae perform ‘Path of Miracles’; the celebrated John S Davies Singers; Welsh traditional folk band Fernhill; International Concert Organist Stephen Farr and YOU the audience are invited to come and join in Gilbert and Sulllivan’s HMS Pinafore.
26 May – 04 June 2017 Program
For more detailed information and to select your seats please book onliune via our website.
A postal methid for booking is still available through our brochures (for full details see centre page Booking Form) but please note your seats will be allocated.
Priority booking for the Patrons only, from Wednesday 1st March; tickets go on sale to the general public from Monday 27th March.
From Monday 22nd May tickets may also be obtained from: the St Davids Cathedral Box Office, cysgod-y-twr, The Pepples, St Davids.
Telephone: 01437 721204
Parking is available in the Merrivale , Quickwell Hill , Oriel y Pare and Pebbles car parks.
Disabled parking close to the Cathedral is very limited and priority will be given to wheelchair users travelling alone. If you require disabled parking you MUST request a parking permit, which must be displayed in the windscreen, from email@example.com before booking your tickets.
A free return bus service will be available for the disabled, including wheelchair users, from the car park at Oriel y Pare which will take you straight to the main entrance of the Cathedral for the 7.00pm concerts on Saturday 27th May; Friday 2nd June and Saturday 3rd June. A pass for the bus is required and will be issued on request from the Festival Administrator, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07506 117901.For all other concerts, when there are no disabled parking spaces available, arrangements can be made to ‘drop-off’ and ‘pick-up’ but vehicles must be removed to car parks.
For more information about St Davids Cathedral Festival, its program, booking and tickets please visit the website at www.stdavidsfestival.co.uk
St Davids Cathedral Festival 2015
This year the programme starts on 22nd May and the provisional programme is shown below
Friday 22 May
6.00pm Festival Launch Concert
Children’s Chorus followed by Reception at 7pm
9.30pm Compline by Candlelight
Vicars Choral & Choral Scholars
Saturday 23 May
12.00pm Bella Tromba Trumpet Ensemble
7.00pm St Davids Cathedral Choir & British Sinfonietta
Vivaldi’s Gloria & Pergolesi’s Magnificat
Sunday 24 May
11.15am Festival Eucharist Cathedral Choir
6.00pm Festival Evensong Cathedral Choir
8.00pm Scott Brothers
Organ & Piano Duo Recital
Monday 25 May
10.30am Coffee Concert in Ty’r Pererin
by the Choral Scholars
5.00pm Choral Evensong Cathedral Singers
7.00pm British Sinfonietta
Tuesday 26 May
11.00am Young Organist Platform
5.00pm Choral Evensong Boys’ Choir
7.00pm Concert: “Lutes and Ukes”
Wednesday 27 May
10.30am Coffee Concert in Ty’r Pererin.
Luke Millard, Cello
3.30pm Choral Evensong with specially commissioned Preces & Responses by Robert Walker (Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3) Cathedral Choir
7.30pm Concert : The King’s Singers
Thursday 28 May
11.00am Live Music Now Llanrhian Church
12.00pm Wine & Canapés
5.00pm Choral Evensong Girls’ voices
7.00pm An Evening with Nicholas Cleobury and Mid Wales Opera
9.45pm Late Night Concert the Choral Scholars & Vicars Choral of St Davids Cathedral
Friday 29 May
11.00am Concert: St Davids Cathedral Boys’ Choir
7.00pm David Rees–Williams (Jazz) Trio
9.45pm Late night Concert by Vox Angelica
Saturday 30 May
11.00am Young Musician of Dyfed
7.00pm Festival Chorus & Orchestra
Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne;
The King shall Rejoice & Dixit Dominus
Sunday 31 May
11.15am Choral Mattins
6.00pm Choral Evensong